Simon Chester


Psy of the Dead is the solo project of Simon Chester an independent singer/songwriter based in Newcastle upon Tyne in north-east of England. Introverted and reclusive he writes and records songs of love, loss, zombies & robots in his home studio.







What is music to you? What does it give you?

Music is important to me. It gives me a way to express myself.

What is your music dream?

To write the perfect Christmas song & have a song I've written performed at Eurovision.

If you could change the world - what would you start with?

Forever new sounding guitar strings.

Which is the most memorable song from your childhood?

Happy Birthday with Altered Images

Who are your favorite musical artists or bands?

Nine Inch Nail, Tool, The Wildhearts, Frank Turner.

What inspires you to make music?

Good question. I'm not sure, I normally pick up the guitar & see what happens, then I try & make sense of it all afterwards.

What is the message you want to send with your music?

No message, I like everyone to interpret in their own way & take what meaning they find themselves.

How do you feel when you perform in front of an audience?

I feel energised & anxious.